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In order to conduct purposeful inquiry and to be well prepared for lifelong learning, students need to master a range of skills.

  • Thinking Skills

    • Acquisition of knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation, Dialectical thought, Metacognition

  • Social Skills

    • Accepting responsibility, Respecting others, Cooperating, Resolving conflict, Group decision-making, Adopting a variety of group roles

  • Communication Skills                  

    • Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Viewing, Presenting, Non-verbal communication

  • Self-Management Skills

    • Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Spatial awareness, Organization, Time management, Safety, Healthy lifestyle, Codes of behavior, Informed choices

  • Research Skills

    • Formulating questions, Observing, Planning, Collecting data, Recording data, Organizing data, Interpreting data, Presenting research findings

(Making the PYP Happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education  © 2007, 2009)